In today's culinary adventure, we're bringing together two seasonal stars, pumpkin and ripe bananas, to create a masterpiece that embodies the very essence of autumn. Say hello to our Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Loaf, a Weight Watchers-friendly delight that will have you savoring every bite guilt-free.
This delectable loaf is a fusion of wholesome ingredients and indulgent flavors, making it the perfect companion for your cozy evenings by the fireplace, or a delightful addition to your fall brunch spread.
With each slice, you'll experience the comforting embrace of ripe bananas, the earthy richness of pumpkin puree, and the irresistible allure of chocolate chips. What's more, it's a healthier alternative for those watching their waistlines, thanks to the careful attention to ingredients and portion control.
We are going to walk you through the simple steps to create this masterpiece. From the mixing of ingredients to the heavenly aroma that fills your kitchen as it bakes, our Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Loaf is an experience you won't want to miss.
So, grab your apron, preheat your oven, and get ready to celebrate the flavors of fall with this delectable and figure-friendly treat. Your taste buds are in for a delightful journey through the heart of autumn, one slice at a time.
Make sure try some of my other popular healthy Weight Watcher recipes. Low Calorie Wendy's Frosty, 3 Ingredient Cinnamon Muffins , Mini DASH Chaffles, Air Fryer Beignets and The WW Zero Point Apple Crisp Chips.
Why make this recipe?
You don't want to miss out on this healthy chocolate chip banana pumpkin bread!
Weight Watcher Friendly - This quick and easy Pumpkin loaf recipe is only 6 points for 1 thick slice of this chocolate chip loaf.
Easy to Make - This moist chocolate chip banana pumpkin bread requires only a handful of ingredients and 40 minutes of bake time.
Kid Friendly - Making a homemade chocolate chip pumpkin loaf can be a fun and kid-friendly activity that not only engages your children in the kitchen but also allows them to enjoy a delicious treat they've helped create.
Aroma - As your chocolate chip pumpkin loaf bakes in the oven, the pumpkin aroma becomes more pronounced. The sugars in the pumpkin caramelizing in the heat create an intoxicating scent that's both sweet and slightly earthy, akin to a crisp autumn day.
Ingredients needed and substitution
Ripe Bananas - Don't throw away those over ripe bananas they are the perfect natural sweetener for your Fall recipes.
How to make Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Loaf
1: Place all of your ingredients except the chocolate chips in a food processor or blender and mix together.
2: Once mixed well fold in your chocolate chips.
3: Pour your batter into a parchment lined loaf pan and top with some additional chocolate chips or chunks.
4: Bake at 350 degrees F for 40 minutes. Once baking is complete remove from oven cool and then remove from loaf pan and slice.
Watch the How to Make Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread Video here...
Pumpkin bread can be a part of a healthy diet, but it's essential to make mindful choices when preparing and consuming it. By selecting healthier ingredients, watching portion sizes, and considering your dietary goals (especially if you're on Weight Watchers), you can enjoy pumpkin bread without derailing your overall nutrition plan.
If you plan to consume the pumpkin bread within a day or two, you can store it at room temperature. Keep it on the kitchen counter in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight and heat sources. Use one of the methods mentioned above to keep it covered. If you want to extend the shelf life of your pumpkin bread, you can refrigerate it. Wrap it in plastic wrap or foil and place it in an airtight container or a plastic bag. Pumpkin bread can be refrigerated for up to one week.
If you want to store pumpkin bread for an extended period, freezing is your best option. Here's how:
Slice the Bread: Slice the pumpkin bread into individual portions or slices. This makes it easier to thaw only what you need.
Wrap Well: Wrap each slice or portion in plastic wrap or aluminum foil. Ensure they are wrapped tightly to prevent freezer burn.
Label and Store: Place the wrapped slices in a resealable freezer bag or an airtight container. Label the container with the date so you can keep track of its freshness. Pumpkin bread can be stored in the freezer for up to three months.
- Choose the Right Pumpkin: Opt for canned pure pumpkin puree instead of pumpkin pie filling. It's lower in sugar and calories.
- Dark Chocolate Chips: Opt for dark chocolate chips with a higher cocoa content. They contain less sugar than milk chocolate chips.
- Portion Control: Divide the batter into smaller loaf pans or muffin tins to control portion sizes.
- Spice it Up: Use a mix of warming spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves to enhance the pumpkin flavor without adding calories.
- Toasted Nuts: If you enjoy nuts in your pumpkin loaf, toast them before adding for extra flavor without needing as many.
- Don't Overmix: Overmixing can make the loaf tough. Mix until just combined.
- Parchment Paper Lining: Line the loaf pan with parchment paper for easy removal and less need for added fat to prevent sticking.
- Temperature Control: Preheat your oven properly and monitor the temperature to ensure even baking.
- Cool Before Slicing: Allow the loaf to cool completely before slicing to prevent it from falling apart.
- Portion and Freeze: Once your loaf is cool, slice it into individual portions and freeze them. This prevents overeating and makes it easy to grab a portion for a quick treat.
Are you a Weight Watcher?
If you follow my Blog you probably already know I am a lifetime member of Weight Watchers and I like to point all of my Recipes with the WW Points System.
This healthy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip loaf is only 6 Points on my app for one chunky slice.
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Just plug the ingredients into your WW app to confirm the points for your individual program.
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